Urban Alchemy

Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities

Afterword by Ken Doyno
Foreword by Jean Nouvel

What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other?

Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, the acclaimed author of Root Shock, uses her unique perspective as a public health psychiatrist to explore and identify ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using the work of French urbanist Michel Cantal-Dupart and the American urban design firm Rothschild Doyno Collaborative as guides as well as urban restoration projects from France and the US as exemplary cases, Fullilove identifies nine tools that can mend our broken cities and reconnect our communities to make them whole.


 

Details

Title Urban Alchemy
Subtitle Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Afterword by Ken Doyno
Foreword by Jean Nouvel
BISAC Subject Heading ARC000000 ARCHITECTURE
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
SOC000000 SOCIAL SCIENCE
Dewey (abridged) 900-999 History, geography, (& biography)
300-399 Social sciences
BISAC Merchandising Themes List ET Cultural Heritage
TP Topical
Audience 01 General / trade
BIC time period qualifier 3J Modern period, c 1500 onwards
Credit Mindy Thompson Fullilove
Title First Published 04 June 2013
Includes Index; Bibliography; Appendices; Commentaries; Indices
 
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 352 p. Index . Bibliography . Appendices . Commentaries . Indices .
Product Detail Trade paperback (US)
ISBN-10 1-61332-010-8
ISBN-13 978-1-61332-010-5
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781613320105
Publication Date 04 June 2013
Publication New York, United States
Main content page count 352
Illustrations 175 Illustrations
halftones, black & white
Dimensions 6 x 9 x 0.8 in.
Weight 19.5 oz.
List Price $19.95
 
Format ePub
Nb of pages 352 p. Index . Bibliography . Appendices . Commentaries . Indices .
Product Detail EPUB
ISBN-10 1613320124
ISBN-13 9781613320129
Publication Date 06 April 2013
Main content page count 352
Illustrations 175 Illustrations
175 illustrations, black & white
List Price $19.95
 

Summary

Illustrations

Foreword

Introduction

Part I: The Madness of the Sorted-Out City

Chapter 1: From Illusion to Solution
Chapter 2: Our Hearts Inspired

Part II: Align

Chapter 3: Element 1: Keep the Whole City in Mind
Chapter 4: Element 2: Find What You're FOR
Chapter 5: Element 3: Make a Mark

Part III: Create

Chapter 6: Element 4: Unpuzzle the Fractured Space
Chapter 7: Element 5: Unslum All Neighborhoods
Chapter 8: Element 6: Create Meaningful Places
Chapter 9: Element 7: Strengthen the Region

Part IV: Connect

Chapter 10: Element 8: Show Solidarity with All Life
Chapter 11: Element 9: Celebrate Your Accomplishments

Conclusion: Give Me Your Hands

Afterword

Acknowledgments
Notes
Selected Publications by Rodrick Wallace and the Community Research Group
References
Index

Reviews

Press Reviews

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sep 1, 2013
"Her (Mindy Fullilove's) baseline concern with the dignity and wisdom of individuals, as well as the absolute necessity of broad-based consensus building, puts her approach on a clear moral high ground to which every urban planner and builder ought to give greater commitment, because it's right and because it works.
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- Charles Rosenblum

Events

Hike The Heights 10
Northern Manhattan, New York, NY, June 7, 2014 / 10am - 3pm

Supported by Mindy Fullilove – author of NVP publication, Urban Alchemy – the day is composed of hiking on the Giraffe Path followed by a community celebration in Highbridge Park.

Individuals, groups, and organizations participating in the volunteer-planned event contribute something to the day, for example, arts and craft stations, sport clinics, music and dancing, and – of course – their time, energy, and donations. The community flavor of the event makes it feel like a family picnic, even though many of the participants are meeting for the first time! In 2012, more than 1,500 people participated in Hike the Heights. To view a video of the latest hike, click here.

Hikes will depart at 10am and 10:30am from parks along the trail. To join a hike that meets your abilities, sign up here.



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